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Laserblast (1978)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  1 March 1978 (USA)
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A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transform him into a grotesque killer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Milford ...
Billy Duncan
Cheryl Smith ...
Kathy Farley
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Tony Craig
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Sheriff
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Deputy Pete Ungar
Barry Cutler ...
Deputy Jesse Jeep
Mike Bobenko ...
Chuck Boran
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Froggy
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Colonel Farley
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Doctor Mellon (as Roddy McDowell)
Rick Walters ...
Mike London
Simmy Bow ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Franny Walton
Wendy Wernli ...
Carolyn Spicer
Michael Barrere ...
Hip Kid (as Michael Bryar)
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Alien creatures kill a mutated alien creature in the California desert. Its remains, and the high-tech laser gun and power source accidentally left behind, are found by an ostracized teenager. However, the power source causes the teenager to mutate too, and he goes on a murderous rampage. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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alien | desert | gun | laser gun | laser | See more »

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The Original Sci-Fi Classic! See more »

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1 March 1978 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The "East Coast, Southern California" town depicted in the final scene is actually a left over 1920's Chicago set. Note the "S.M.C. Cartage Co." building in the background after Billy gets vapour actioned to death. The infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre took place in the S.M.C. Cartage Company garage, Chicago 1929. See more »

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Near the beginning of the film, when the police take off in pursuit of Billy's van, their tires squeal on the dirt shoulder. See more »

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"Cragar" is misspelled as "Crager" in the appreciation section. See more »

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STILL The worst movie I've seen
11 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I actually saw this in the theater when it came out. After all these years, I can still say it is the worst movie I have ever seen. And I LIKE campy, cheesy B-Movies! Look out Kraft; you are not the cheesiest. If you think the special effects are bad because the movie is old, think again. Sitting in the movie theater in 1978 my friend and I both thought the effects were the worst we'd ever seen. And the acting. And the plot(?). The filmography sucks. It's not even interesting like a train wreck. It's about as interesting as watching sidewalks crack. Without ants. At night. No moon.

I could go on, but I've already put more creativity into this review than the movie had. And I'm not creative.

I'd give it negative stars if possible. Ten black holes. I had to give it a one though, and that hurt.

Bad movie. Anguishly bad. I still want my money back.


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